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1994/2142(INI) Interest groups in the European Parliament

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead REGL FORD Glyn (icon: PES PES)
Former Responsible Committee REGL FORD Glyn (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion REGI MCCARTHY Arlene (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion ENVI COLLINS Kenneth D. (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion LIBE CHANTERIE Raphaël M.G. (icon: PPE PPE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 052

Events

1996/09/09
   Final act published in Official Journal
1996/07/17
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
1996/07/17
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
1996/07/17
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
1996/07/16
   EP - Debate in Parliament
Details

The rapporteur, Mr Ford (PSE, UK), stated that lobby activities should be regulated according to the principles of openness and transparency and stressed that the rules had to be adopted as a matter of some urgency and without further procrastination, for if Parliament was demanding even more power it would now not only have to act correctly but also prove that it was actually doing so. Mr GIL ROBLES GIL DELGADO (EPP, E), gave his full support to the two reports, which together created a framework regulation and represented the first step in the right direction. Mr METTEN (PSE, NL) wanted to see lobbyists submit an annual report on their activities in the EU institutions before their entry passes were renewed. He also called for greater transparency regarding the financial position of joint parliamentary groups. While supporting the Ford and Nordmann reports, Mrs AELVOET (Greens, B) regretted that Parliament was not taking further action, as the 13 Member States had no rules governing the financial interests of Members; a code of conduct should therefore be introduced at European level during the current legislative period. Mr FABRE-AUBRESPY (EDN, F) stressed that Parliament had to keep its independence and that refusing to accept gifts was primarily a matter of ethics. Calling for a roll call vote, Mr MORETTI (ELDR, I) declared that his Group would support the two reports.

1996/06/11
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
1996/06/11
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
1996/06/11
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Documents
1996/06/06
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1996/06/06
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
1996/01/17
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
1996/01/17
   EP - Report referred back to committee
1996/01/16
   EP - For information
Documents
1996/01/16
   EP - Debate in Parliament
1996/01/16
   EP - Debate in Parliament
1995/09/28
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1995/09/28
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1995/09/28
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1995/09/28
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1995/09/28
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
1995/09/25
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
1995/09/25
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
1995/09/14
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1995/07/11
   EP - Former Committee Opinion
1995/04/11
   EP - Former Committee Opinion
1994/11/21
   EP - Responsible Committee
1994/11/21
   EP - Former Responsible Committee
1994/10/26
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
1994/10/05
   EP - Former Committee Opinion

Documents

  • Text adopted by Parliament, single reading: OJ C 261 09.09.1996, p. 0052-0075
  • Text adopted by Parliament, single reading: T4-0399/1996
  • Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading: T4-0399/1996
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: A4-0200/1996
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: OJ C 198 08.07.1996, p. 0005
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: A4-0200/1996
  • Committee draft report: PE216.869/DEF
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE216.869/AM
  • Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading: A4-0217/1995
  • For information: B4-1439/1995
  • Committee opinion: PE211.788/DEF
  • Committee opinion: PE212.031/DEF
  • Committee opinion: PE212.366/DEF
  • Committee opinion: PE214.021/DEF
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE212.411/AM-
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: OJ C 323 04.12.1995, p. 0004
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: A4-0217/1995
  • Committee draft report: PE212.411/REV
  • Committee draft report: PE212.411/REV
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: OJ C 323 04.12.1995, p. 0004 A4-0217/1995
  • Committee opinion: PE211.788/DEF
  • Committee opinion: PE212.031/DEF
  • Committee opinion: PE212.366/DEF
  • Committee opinion: PE214.021/DEF
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE212.411/AM-
  • For information: B4-1439/1995
  • Committee draft report: PE216.869/DEF
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE216.869/AM
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: A4-0200/1996 OJ C 198 08.07.1996, p. 0005
  • Text adopted by Parliament, single reading: OJ C 261 09.09.1996, p. 0052-0075 T4-0399/1996

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

activities
  • date: 1994-10-26T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 1994-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PSE name: COLLINS Kenneth D. body: EP responsible: False committee: LIBE date: 1995-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: CHANTERIE Raphaël M.G. body: EP responsible: False committee: REGI date: 1995-07-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy rapporteur: group: PSE name: MCCARTHY Arlene body: EP responsible: True committee: REGL date: 1994-11-21T00:00:00 committee_full: REGL Rules of Procedure, Verification of Credentials and Immunities rapporteur: group: PSE name: FORD Glyn
  • date: 1995-09-25T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 1994-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PSE name: COLLINS Kenneth D. body: EP responsible: False committee: LIBE date: 1995-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: CHANTERIE Raphaël M.G. body: EP responsible: False committee: REGI date: 1995-07-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy rapporteur: group: PSE name: MCCARTHY Arlene body: EP responsible: True committee: REGL date: 1994-11-21T00:00:00 committee_full: REGL Rules of Procedure, Verification of Credentials and Immunities rapporteur: group: PSE name: FORD Glyn type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 1996-01-16T00:00:00 body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 1996-01-17T00:00:00 docs: type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: A4-0217/1995 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 1994-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PSE name: COLLINS Kenneth D. body: EP responsible: False committee: LIBE date: 1995-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: CHANTERIE Raphaël M.G. body: EP responsible: False committee: REGI date: 1995-07-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy rapporteur: group: PSE name: MCCARTHY Arlene body: EP responsible: True committee: REGL date: 1994-11-21T00:00:00 committee_full: REGL Rules of Procedure, Verification of Credentials and Immunities rapporteur: group: PSE name: FORD Glyn docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A4-1996-200&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A4-0200/1996 date: 1996-06-11T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 1996-07-16T00:00:00 body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 1996-07-17T00:00:00 docs: type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T4-0399/1996 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 1996-09-09T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal
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docs
  • date: 1995-09-14T00:00:00 docs: title: PE212.411/REV type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 1995-09-25T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:1995:323:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 323 04.12.1995, p. 0004 title: A4-0217/1995 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP
  • date: 1995-09-28T00:00:00 docs: title: PE211.788/DEF committee: LIBE type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 1995-09-28T00:00:00 docs: title: PE212.031/DEF committee: ENVI type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 1995-09-28T00:00:00 docs: title: PE212.366/DEF committee: EMPL type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 1995-09-28T00:00:00 docs: title: PE214.021/DEF committee: REGI type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 1995-09-28T00:00:00 docs: title: PE212.411/AM- type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 1996-01-16T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=B4-1995-1439&language=EN title: B4-1439/1995 type: For information body: EP
  • date: 1996-06-06T00:00:00 docs: title: PE216.869/DEF type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 1996-06-06T00:00:00 docs: title: PE216.869/AM type: Amendments tabled in committee body: EP
  • date: 1996-06-11T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A4-1996-200&language=EN title: A4-0200/1996 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:1996:198:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 198 08.07.1996, p. 0005 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP
  • date: 1996-07-17T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:1996:261:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 261 09.09.1996, p. 0052-0075 title: T4-0399/1996 summary: type: Text adopted by Parliament, single reading body: EP
events
  • date: 1994-10-26T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 1995-09-25T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary:
  • date: 1996-01-16T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 1996-01-16T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP summary:
  • date: 1996-01-17T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: title: A4-0217/1995
  • date: 1996-01-17T00:00:00 type: Report referred back to committee body: EP
  • date: 1996-06-11T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary:
  • date: 1996-06-11T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A4-1996-200&language=EN title: A4-0200/1996
  • date: 1996-07-16T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP summary: The rapporteur, Mr Ford (PSE, UK), stated that lobby activities should be regulated according to the principles of openness and transparency and stressed that the rules had to be adopted as a matter of some urgency and without further procrastination, for if Parliament was demanding even more power it would now not only have to act correctly but also prove that it was actually doing so. Mr GIL ROBLES GIL DELGADO (EPP, E), gave his full support to the two reports, which together created a framework regulation and represented the first step in the right direction. Mr METTEN (PSE, NL) wanted to see lobbyists submit an annual report on their activities in the EU institutions before their entry passes were renewed. He also called for greater transparency regarding the financial position of joint parliamentary groups. While supporting the Ford and Nordmann reports, Mrs AELVOET (Greens, B) regretted that Parliament was not taking further action, as the 13 Member States had no rules governing the financial interests of Members; a code of conduct should therefore be introduced at European level during the current legislative period. Mr FABRE-AUBRESPY (EDN, F) stressed that Parliament had to keep its independence and that refusing to accept gifts was primarily a matter of ethics. Calling for a roll call vote, Mr MORETTI (ELDR, I) declared that his Group would support the two reports.
  • date: 1996-07-17T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: title: T4-0399/1996 summary:
  • date: 1996-07-17T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 1996-09-09T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal
links
other
    procedure/dossier_of_the_committee
    Old
    REGL/4/06010;REGL/4/07491
    New
    • REGL/4/06010
    • REGL/4/07491
    procedure/legal_basis/0
    Rules of Procedure EP 052
    procedure/legal_basis/0
    Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 052
    procedure/subject
    Old
    • 8.40.01.08 Business of Parliament, procedure, sittings, rules of procedure
    • 8.40.16 Relations with interest representatives
    New
    8.40.01.08
    Business of Parliament, procedure, sittings, rules of procedure
    8.40.16
    Relations with interest representatives
    activities
    • date: 1994-10-26T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 1994-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PSE name: COLLINS Kenneth D. body: EP responsible: False committee: LIBE date: 1995-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: CHANTERIE Raphaël M.G. body: EP responsible: False committee: REGI date: 1995-07-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy rapporteur: group: PSE name: MCCARTHY Arlene body: EP responsible: True committee: REGL date: 1994-11-21T00:00:00 committee_full: REGL Rules of Procedure, Verification of Credentials and Immunities rapporteur: group: PSE name: FORD Glyn
    • date: 1995-09-25T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 1994-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PSE name: COLLINS Kenneth D. body: EP responsible: False committee: LIBE date: 1995-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: CHANTERIE Raphaël M.G. body: EP responsible: False committee: REGI date: 1995-07-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy rapporteur: group: PSE name: MCCARTHY Arlene body: EP responsible: True committee: REGL date: 1994-11-21T00:00:00 committee_full: REGL Rules of Procedure, Verification of Credentials and Immunities rapporteur: group: PSE name: FORD Glyn type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
    • date: 1996-01-16T00:00:00 body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
    • date: 1996-01-17T00:00:00 docs: type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: A4-0217/1995 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 1994-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PSE name: COLLINS Kenneth D. body: EP responsible: False committee: LIBE date: 1995-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: CHANTERIE Raphaël M.G. body: EP responsible: False committee: REGI date: 1995-07-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy rapporteur: group: PSE name: MCCARTHY Arlene body: EP responsible: True committee: REGL date: 1994-11-21T00:00:00 committee_full: REGL Rules of Procedure, Verification of Credentials and Immunities rapporteur: group: PSE name: FORD Glyn docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A4-1996-200&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A4-0200/1996 date: 1996-06-11T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
    • date: 1996-07-16T00:00:00 body: EP type: Debate in Parliament
    • date: 1996-07-17T00:00:00 docs: type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T4-0399/1996 body: EP type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • date: 1996-09-09T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal
    committees
    • body: EP responsible: False committee: ENVI date: 1994-10-05T00:00:00 committee_full: Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection rapporteur: group: PSE name: COLLINS Kenneth D.
    • body: EP responsible: False committee: LIBE date: 1995-04-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: CHANTERIE Raphaël M.G.
    • body: EP responsible: False committee: REGI date: 1995-07-11T00:00:00 committee_full: Regional Policy rapporteur: group: PSE name: MCCARTHY Arlene
    • body: EP responsible: True committee: REGL date: 1994-11-21T00:00:00 committee_full: REGL Rules of Procedure, Verification of Credentials and Immunities rapporteur: group: PSE name: FORD Glyn
    links
    other
      procedure
      dossier_of_the_committee
      REGL/4/06010;REGL/4/07491
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      1994/2142(INI)
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      Interest groups in the European Parliament
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      Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 052
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      Procedure completed
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